Many people don’t think much of the cork they pop from a wine bottle. But Napa resident and winemaker Bex Bishop sees big potential.Bishop has launched a line of accessories called BX NAPA Cork Couture under her wine label, BX of Napa. In doing so, she’s leveraging the benefits of a renewable material, all while featuring a unique twist on the everyday accessory, she said.
The project started as a way to market her brand, and has developed into its own business, Bishop said.
ONE WOMAN WINE — Bex Bishop, a Napa winemaker and one woman wine company BX of Napa, pours her wine for her mother, Susan Bishop, and friends at the Napa General Store Cafe. Bex, a Napa native, graduated from Vintage High School and Dartmouth College. She studied winemaking at Napa Valley College winery, UC Davis and Sonoma State University.
Bex Bishop's BX of Napa Winery--"a one woman company" as she bills herself. She produces just 300 cases of wine in Napa. The Ruby Cab is made from the grape of the same name--a cross between Cabernet Sauvignon and Carignan--hers is the only 100% Ruby Cab wine made in the USA.
...On Thursdays, Fridays and Saturdays, the winemaker of BX of Napa Wines will be pouring and providing wine education and tantalization. A Napa native, Bex Bishop runs BX of Napa Wines as a one-woman company.
...The event was very large. It was great to see a number of friends and acquaintances at the tasting on both sides of the tables. And it was - like many of these large events - a bit overwhelming. Standouts of the day were Bex Bishop of BX of Napa
with her outstanding Syrah...
Just prior to the event I had received an invitation to taste from BX of Napa Wines
. Her label logo is BX, and since those initials are near and dear to my heart, I was intrigued. I also liked the fact that she was a one woman show producing only 100 cases of wine in her inaugural release. This release was comprised of 3 wines, a Syrah, a Chardonnay, and the only 100% Ruby Cabernet in America! I loved the Chardonnay and the Ruby Cab is a light, fruit forward red which would make an easy sipping wine with summer bbq’s. Owner/winemaker Bex Bishop is charming, knowledgeable and passionate and I really enjoyed meeting her.
...Red cherry nose, slightly earthy with a little toffee, extracted but ripe with grippy tannins. Definitely has aging potential, but can be enjoyed now . Consume over a few hours to really see all angles. Would be amazing with BBQ...